Allegations that South Yorkshire Police officers ‘falsified’ witness evidence about the Hillsborough disaster are under investigation.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has announced it is investigating a complaint from a group of Liverpool supporters which contains ‘several allegations’ about police officers falsifying evidence in the aftermath of the disaster.
Rachel Cerfontyne, deputy chair of the IPCC said: “We are pursuing several lines of enquiry related to this complaint, including alleged falsified reports of injuries sustained to a police horse near the Leppings Lane turnstiles
Police watchdog chief wants to see Norman Bettison’s Hillsborough book
The police watchdog investigating the Hillsborough disaster has requested a copy of a book about the disaster written by former Merseyside chief constable Sir Norman Bettison.
Sir Norman, who was a South Yorkshire Police officer at the time of the tragedy in which 96 Liverpool FC fans were killed, is set to publish Hillsborough Untold, about his role in the disaster on April 15 1989 and its aftermath.
IPCC to assess Sir Norman Bettison’s Hillsborough book
A book by a former chief inspector about his involvement in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be assessed by the police watchdog and prosecutors.
In Sir Norman Bettison’s book, Hillsborough Untold, he claims he was “unfairly scapegoated” during his time as a South Yorkshire Police officer.
Publishers said they hoped the contents would help “add to the narrative”.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will “consider” any impact it has on its criminal inquiry.
The IPCC has requested a copy of the book, which will be released in November.